For some business, accepting American Express payment can be burdensome because of the higher merchant fees they charge. Each time a credit card is used, a “swipe” fee of a small percentage of the total is collected from the merchant or business owner. This is true for all credit card providers including Visa, Mastercard, and Discover but American Express charges the highest percentage of these. For this reason, you’ll find many businesses, both brick and mortar and online, that choose not to accept Amex, as it is sometimes referred to.
At eTags, we serve thousands of customers many of which are American Express card holders. We are happy to offer California customers the option to pay with Amex or any other major card. Additionally, California vehicles owner’s can renew or replace their registration with us and pay over time with a 3, 6, or 12-month payment plan.
Regardless of what payment option is chosen, we process renewals quickly and provide additional options like a downloadable eTag and priority shipping.
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